I'm trying to determine the feasibility of Euron's plan to build a thousand ships to take to Daenerys to get her and her army to Westeros.
Ignoring the fact that there are no trees on Pyke (I mean, "We do not sow" covers that I guess), are there enough Ironborn to crew one thousand ships, even with only a skeleton crew?
With my admittedly zero seafaring knowledge, I've guesstimated it would take ~15 people to crew a ship of a size worth taking for the purpose of military transport (I think that's a very conservative estimate too, but please correct me if you think otherwise), which would mean they would need 15,000 Ironborn to get to Meereen to pick Dany and her army up in the first place.
Is there any evidence to show that the Ironborn have these kinds of numbers? I was always under the impression that there were relatively few of them, or they would be taken more seriously.